Fashioning a Renewal
Downtown Dallas has undergone a dramatic transformation in a little more than a decade, adding several buildings by world-class architects, a slew of notable restaurants and hotels, and feats of engineering daring like Klyde Warren Park. Much of the excitement is centered on the Main Street District—the birthplace of luxury retailer Neiman Marcus. Along with the department store's flagship location, Main Street is also home to The Joule hotel, with its dramatic cantilevered pool, award-winning CBD Provisions brasserie, buzzing cocktail bar, and unique designer boutiques. Upcoming additions to the street will include a multi-story outpost of local style shop Forty Five Ten, which will move into a historic building that once housed a theater. (Seen here are the Shone Street Gardens, where al fresco dining options line the path that connects Main Street with Elm Street, to its north.) Keeping watch over all the activity is a large-scale (and slightly unnerving) sculpture of a bloodshot eye by artist Tony Tasset, located in a pocket park.
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